The Secret Garden (Abridged / Paperback)
The story of an unhappy little girl, her invalid cousin, and the healing power of friendship and love. Reading level: 4.8.
About the Author
Frances Hodgson Burnett was a born storyteller. Even as a young child, her greatest pleasure was in making up stories and acting them out, using her dolls as characters. She wrote over forty books, including the classic A Little Princess, also illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
James Howe is the acclaimed author of more than seventy books for young readers, including the much-lauded "Bunnicula "and its sequels. He lives in Yonkers, New York.
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Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"This adaptation has its own special appeal. Although considerably shorter than the original, it remains faithful to the plot. Allen's oversize chalk drawings are handsome. Children sometimes pass over Burnett's story because by the time they are able to read it, they are no longer interested in the subject. For them, this adaptation will work well."--Booklist.